People

 

 

Staff

 

Elizabeth Villa (PI)
Professor of Molecular Biology 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator


Steven Villareal
Lab Manager

Farhaz Shaikh
Research Associate


Alex Flaherty
Research Associate

Anna Crie
Admin Coordinator

Shannon Barret
Research Technician

Lizbeth Hoffman
Research Technician, joint with Joe Pogliano

Makaela Levine
Research Technician

Postdoctoral Scholars

Annie Aindow
Postdoctoral Fellow, joint with Joe Pogliano

Siyu Chen
Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow

Josh Hutchings
EMBO Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellow

Koe Inlow
Postdoctoral Fellow, joint with Joe Pogliano

Eva Karasmanis

Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow,
joint with Sam Reck-Peterson’s Lab

Niklas Klusch 
 Schmidt Futures Postdoctoral Fellow

Rui Liu
Postdoctoral Fellow

Phoolwanti Rani
Postdoctoral Fellow

Digvijay Singh
Damon Runyon and K99 Postdoctoral Fellow

Lindsey Young
NIH K00 Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate Students

Tamar Basiashvili
Biochemistry & Biophysics Graduate Student

Madeleine Duquette
BioSci Graduate Student


Jelani Lyda
BioSci Grad Student, co-advised by Kit Pogliano

Amy Prichard
BioSci Grad Student, co-advised by Joe Pogliano

Miguel Ruiz
BioSci Graduate Student

Anna Tifrea
MD/PhD Student

Hannah Buschkämper
Visiting Graduate Student, Gene Center, LMU Munich

Maximilan Dreimann 
Visiting Graduate Student, Heidelberg University

Undergraduate Students


Sahana Rangarajan
Undergraduate Researcher

Caroline Rees
Undergraduate Researcher

 


Scholars Who Have Visited

Scholars Who have Visited

Joachim Frank
Professor, Columbia University 
Visiting Scholar, February 2023

Karl Peter Hopfner
Professor,  Gene, Center, LMU Munich
Visiting Scholar, 2022-2023

John Sedat
Professor, UCSF 
Visiting Scholar, 2016-2019

 

Roland Beckkmann
Professor, Gene Center, LMU 
Sabbatical Visitor, 2017

 

 

 


Alumni

Alumni

Hannah Buschkämper, Visiting Graduate Student, 2024

Arica  VanderWal, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2022-2023 (Presently: Illy Lilly Postdoctoral Fellow) 

Joan Molina Vargas, Visiting undergraduate Student, 2023

Kaia To, Under Grad, 2021-2023 

Zaida Rodriguez, Grad Student, 2022-2023 (Presently: Graduate Student with Dmitry Lyumkis at the Salk Institute) 

Courtney Millican, Administrative Assistant, 2022-2023 (Presently:  Administrative Assistant, Looger Lab, UCSD) 

Tom Laughlin, LSRF Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-2022 (Presently:  Scientist in Imaging Technologies, Altos Labs)

Vinson Lam, Grad Student, 2016-2022 (Presently: Cryo-EM Facility Staff, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michiigan)

Matt Croxford, Grad Student 2016-2022 (Presently:  Research Scientist, Aferna Bio)

Vignesh Kasinath, NIH K99 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-2021 (Presently: Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder)

Sergey Suslov, Research Scientist, 2019-2021 (Presently: Application Scientist at ThermoFisher Scientific) 

Kanika Khanna, Grad Student, 2014-2020 (Presently: Scientific Program Leader at the Gladstone Institute of Virology, UCSF)

Reika Watanabe, Staff Scientist, 2014-2020 (Presently:  Scientific Associate at the La Jolla Institute of Immunology) 

Martina Audagnotto, VMCC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2020 (Presently: Senior Data Scientist, GSK Sweden)

Jan Böhning, MS Student, 2017-2018 (Presently:  Graduate Student with Tanmay Bharat, LMB, Cambridge)

Robert Buschauer, MS student, 2016-2017 (Presently:  Analyst at Wellington Partners Life Sciences) 

Felix Wagner, MS Student, 2014-2015 (Presently: Principal Scientist at Odessey Therapeutics)